We Specialise in a broad range of evidence based treatments

Our highly experienced practitioners can competently manage complex disorders.

  • We offer full psychiatric assessment and management
  • psychotherapies such as DBT, CBT, ISTDP

Common presenting problems that bring patients to our clinic include -

 

Anxiety disorders

Anxiety Disorders are a category of mental disorders characterised by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalised anxiety disorder, a specific phobiasocial anxiety disorderseparation anxiety disorderagoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety.

 

Depression

Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behaviour, feelings and sense of well-being. People with a depressed mood can feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable, ashamed or restless. They may lose interest in activities that were once pleasurable, experience loss of appetite or overeating, have problems concentrating, remembering details or making decisions, and may contemplate, attempt or commit suicideInsomnia, excessive sleepingfatigue, aches, pains, digestive problems or reduced energy may also be present.

 

Trauma (PTSD)

PTSD is believed to be caused by the experience of a wide range of traumatic events and, in particular if the trauma is extreme, can occur in persons with no predisposing conditions. Most people will experience at least one traumatising event in their lifetime. Men are more likely to experience a traumatic event, but women are more likely to experience the kind of high-impact traumatic event that can lead to PTSD, such as interpersonal violence and sexual assault.

 

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are mental disorders defined by abnormal eating habits that negatively affect a person's physical or mental health. They include binge eating disorder where people eat a large amount in a short period of time, anorexia nervosa where people eat very little and thus have a low body weightbulimia nervosa where people eat a lot and then try to rid themselves of the food, pica where people eat non-food items, rumination disorder where people regurgitate food, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder where people have a lack of interest in food, and a group of other specified feeding or eating disorders.

 

Personality Disorders

Personality disorders are characterized by an enduring collection of behavioural patterns often associated with considerable personal, social, and occupational disruption. What's more, personality disorders are inflexible and pervasive across many situations, due in large part to the fact that such behaviour may be ego-syntonic (i.e. the patterns are consistent with the ego integrity of the individual) and are, therefore, perceived to be appropriate by that individual. This behaviour can result in maladaptive coping skills, which may lead to personal problems that induce extreme anxiety, distress, or depression. These patterns of behaviour typically are recognised in adolescence and the beginning of adulthood and, in some unusual instances, childhood.

 

Relationship Difficulties

Problems with interpersonal relationships are common to all personality disorders. Experts consider these interpersonal difficulties to be the most significant and defining feature that all personality disorders share. Quite logically, the three defining features described above (i.e., problems with thinking, emotional regulation, and impulse regulation) cause significant interpersonal difficulties. These problematic thoughts, feelings, and behaviours converge to create a very negative impact on people's ability to fulfil social roles, and their ability to form and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships.

 

Health Psychology

Health psychology is the study of psychological and behavioural processes in health, illness, and healthcare. It is concerned with understanding how psychological, behavioural, and cultural factors contribute to physical health and illness. Psychological factors can affect health directly.